Honor Our Troops
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May the men and women currently serving our country in any
capacity overseas return safely, and for the men and women currently
serving within the United States, may they continue to be strong and
provide the support necessary for all the armed services.
is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad.
all came together,
young and old
fight for our freedom,
stand and be bold.
the midst of all evil,
stand our ground,
we protect our country
all terror around.
and not war,
what some people say.
I'll give my life,
you can live the American way.
give you the right
talk of your peace.
stand in your groups,
protest in our streets.
still I fight on,
don't bitch, I don't whine.
just one of the people
is doing your time.
harder than nails,
than any machine.
the immortal soldier,
stand in my shoes,
leave from your home.
for the people who hate you,
the protests they've shown.
for the stranger,
for the young.
they all may have,
greatest freedom you've won.
for the sick,
for the poor
for the cripple,
lives next door.
when your time comes,
what I've done.
if you stand up for freedom,
stand when the fight's done.
Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps
someone pays for you and me.
Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun
salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year
Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays
meticulous attention to correctly folding the United
States of America Flag 13 times? You probably
thought it was to symbolize the original 13
colonies, but we learn something new every day!
The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.
The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal
The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the
veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of
their lives for the defense of the country to attain
peace throughout the world.
The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as
American citizens trusting
in God, it is to Him we turn in times
of peace as well as in time of war for His
The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the
words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in
dealing with other countries, may she always be
right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.
The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is
with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the
flag of the United! States Of America, and the
Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,
and Justice for all.
The 7th fold is a tribute to its Ar med Forces, for
it is through the Armed Forces that they protect
their country and their flag against all her
enemies, whether they be found within or without the
boundaries of their republic.
The 8th fold is a tribute to the
one who entered into the valley of the shadow of
death, that we might see the light of
The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers.
For it has been through their faith, their love,
loyalty and devotion that the character of the men
and women who have made this country great has been
The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he,
too, has given his sons and daughters for the
defense of their country since they were first born.
The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the
seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies
in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac
The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and
glorifies, in the Christians
eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely
folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of
their nations motto, "In
God We Trust."
After the flag is completely folded and tucked in,
it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever
reminding us of the soldiers who served under
General George Washington, and the Sailors and
Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones,
who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in
the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving
for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they
There are some traditions and ways of doing things
that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see
flags folded and now you will know why.